Marc Lefebvre is running for mayor in Parksville.

Lefebvre running for mayor in Parksville

City of Parksville: Lefebvre, Marc — mayoral candidate

  • Nov. 4, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Marc Lefebvre is running for mayor of Parksville.

Lefebvre was first elected to city council in 2002.

He said “fiscal discipline” will be the main plank of his mayoral campaign.

“Decisions on how to spend taxpayers’ dollars have to be made in the context of the biggest bang for our bucks and the relevancy to our city’s ongoing sustainable development,” said Lefebvre.

Former mayors Sandy Hurley and Randy Longmuir were on hand for Lefebvre’s announcement in August, along with current Regional District of Nanaimo board chair and French Creek representative Joe Stanhope, who said he also is endorsing Lefebvre, who acknowledged he has a tough campaign ahead of him.

“This is not a coronation,” said Lefebvre, who also had kind words for outgoing Mayor Chris Burger. “I’m very disappointed Chris has decided to step down but I understand the reasons for it.” he said.

Burger returned the kind words.

“Marc is highly respected, capable and truly driven by his heart,” said Burger. “Continuity is important and Marc is the most experienced member of council — I didn’t want to leave the people of Parksville in a lurch. He is not a person driven by ego and that’s what you want in a new leader.”

Lefebvre said his campaign will “focus on the fundamentals” and “my priority is going to be water.”

Just Posted

Parksville seniors getting stronger with age

Weightlifting couple qualify to compete at Worlds Masters in Montreal in August

Camera captures cougar lurking in Parksville’s Foster Park neighbourhood

Resident shared photo to alert others to big cat’s presence

RDN tipping fees set to go up in July

The Regional District of Nanaimo is set to increase tipping fees at… Continue reading

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

No injuries, pollution in Vancouver Harbour ship collision: Transport Canada

Transportation Safety Board says it has deployed a team of investigators look into the incident

Budget 2019: Five things to watch for in the Liberals’ final fiscal blueprint

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will release the Trudeau government’s final budget on Tuesday

New concussion guidelines launched for Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians

The guidelines will be in effect at this summer’s Pan American, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru

Alphonso Davies doubtful for Canada game against French Guiana in Vancouver

Canada will be without injured captain Scott Arfield and veteran Will Johnson

Watchdog called after man who yelled racial slurs at B.C. vigil hurt during arrest

BC RCMP say man was ‘acting suspiciously’ at prayer vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh steps into the House of Commons, making history

Burnaby South MP becomes first visible minority to lead a federal party in the House of Commons

Reeling Port Alice about to lose its only bank

Scotiabank branch closure follows latest mill setback, bad for business and the elderly

Most Read